July 19, 2023, NBC2, Fort Myers, FL: Lee Health offers free autism screenings for children https://nbc-2.com/news/health/2023/07/19/lee-health-offers-free-autism-screenings-for-children/
The Golisano Children’s Hospital is offering a free monthly autism spectrum disorder screening for children 18 months to 5 years old.
According to Lee Health, one in 44 children is diagnosed with some form of autism spectrum disorder.
The Golisano Children’s Hospital partnered with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida offers free autism screenings monthly.
On August 18th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Pediatric Specialist Office 15901 Bass Road, Suite 102, Fort Myers.
Lee Health states this makes autism more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined.
Early intensive behavioral intervention can make an immense difference in the development of the child and their families as well